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    Template Section Numbering Problem (2000)

    Hi. I'm being asked to create a template with unusual page numbering (at least for this company). The page number is the chapter, a dash, and then the number of the page within the chapter. In other words, the pages of chapter 3 will be numbered 3-1, 3-2, 3-3 etc. In addtion to this page number in the footer, the chapter number must also print in the header. I can get the -1, -2, -3 etc. part fine, but getting the chapter numbers correct is killing me.

    It would be simple enough to type them in straight, but they need to automatically renumber if chapters are moved, added or deleted. The SECNUM field won't work because there are actually three section breaks before the section that needs to be numbered chapter 1, so the field numbers it chapter 4. And most of the numbering fields don't seem to work in headers or footers.

    Finally, The section number does not appear in the body, just in the header and footer, so there is no way to use a bookmark to refer to it elsewhere, or a field that looks for a particular style.

    I would be perfectly happy if someone would tell me that it's just not doable, and I could pass that on. Thanks a lot for your time.

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    Re: Template Section Numbering Problem (2000)

    Would there be a reference in the body to the chapter number, such as "Chapter 2: Installing Your Software"? Using {SEQ} fields for the chapter numbers in the body, there might be a way to refer back to the last {SEQ} in the header and footer. But this is not an area where I have enough experience to know what I'm speculating about. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Template Section Numbering Problem (2000)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    If each chapter will be in one section, apart from the three sections at the beginning, you can do the following:
    - Click in the header or footer where you want the chapter number.
    - Press Ctrl+F9 to insert field brackets { } (do not type them yourself)
    - Type =
    - Select Insert | Field...
    - Select the Section field and click OK.
    - Type -3 behind the section number.
    - You should now see { =4-3 } if you were in the 4th section (chapter 1)
    - Press F9 to hide the field code and update the field.
    - You should now see 1.

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    Re: Template Section Numbering Problem (2000)

    You should be using automatic numbering on your chapters so you can use Word's built-in capability to do this.

    To set up the current section to include the chapter numbering as part of the page number
    1. Choose Insert > Page Numbers
    2. Click the Format... button
    3. Choose a number format and tick the 'Include Chapter Number', set the chapter to start with Heading 1, set the Page numbering to Start at 1
    4. OK the Page Number Format dialog and then CLOSE the Page Numbers dialog by clicking on the X in the top right corner - don't click OK in this one or you'll get a floating frame with page number in it.

    Now you can go into the header and/or footer and insert a Page number by clicking the appropriate button in the Header/Footer toolbar.

    Using the secnum field as per Hans' suggestion is going to be problematic if a chapter needs to include different page setups eg landscape pages.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Template Section Numbering Problem (2000)

    Thanks for you help. I was away on Christmas vacation and completely forgot about this query, but now that I'm back, this is very, very helpful.
    Regards

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